Press Releases

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Guinobatan headed by OIC, CENR Officer Narisol C. Divina successfully released a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) on February 14, 2022 back to the Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape (TBPPS) at Barangay Badian, Oas, Albay.

Technical personnel of CENRO Guinobatan immediately responded a report that a sea turtle was accidentally trapped in a fishing net.

Upon assessment, the sea turtle was found to be in good condition with carapace length and width measuring 54 and 42 centimeters, respectively. Its was estimated to weigh around 25 kilograms. A metal tag with serial number PH0369K was placed on its right flipper.

It is uplifting  to know that because of our continuous Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaigns, the local residents are aware that sea turtles must be tagged to monitor the species’ migratory patterns, growth rates, survival, and reproductive output,” CENRO Narisol Divina said.

Green Sea Turtles are categorized as “Endangered Species” based on DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2019-09.

It can be recalled that one hundred thirty three (133) Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings were also released last December 28, 2021 and January 1-2, 2022 in Barangay Nagas, Oas, Albay, which is a part of the TBPPS.

CENRO Divina lauds the effort of the local community who contributed for the conservation and protection of wildlife species and their habitats to promote ecological balance and enhance biological diversity. (With report from CENRO Guinobatan)

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Mobo, Masbate headed by CENR Officer Jean V. Imperial joins the Tree Hugging Campaign of the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) on February 14, 2022 at the mangrove area of Tigbao, Aroroy, Masbate.

The pandemic showed us that there are things we have taken for granted like hugs. During stressful times, hugs can make us cope better,” CENRO Imperial said.

As a working mother, all I would wish for at the end of a long day is warm hug from my daughters. It is how I know I am home but the times we live in forced us to do away with hugging. We have to practice social distancing to show that we care. The good news is that hugs are not just for people, it is also for trees,” she added.

Further, CENRO Imperial said that, “there are increasing evidence that hugging trees can benefit our mental health. It is symbolic of reconnecting with nature amid a fast-paced world.”

DENR advocates that through the Tree Hugging Campaign, the public will be inclined to reconnect with nature to improve one’s eco-wellness, overall wellbeing and take part in the environment’s conservation and protection. (With report from CENRO Mobo)

A Brown booby (Sula leucogaster) was recently turned over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Mobo, Masbate by Mr. Jerry M. Dante, Mr. Francisco S. Amo, IV, and Mr. Cris Regala, fisherfolks of Purok San Francisco, Brgy. Calumpang, Milagros, Masbate. 

Upon investigation, it was found out that the fisherfolks found the large seabird shivering and entangled in a rope on its right foot at the seashore. Accordingly, they reported the incident to CENRO Mobo through the social media platform.

Upon receipt of the report, CENR Officer Jean V. Imperial with Wildlife Enforcement Officer Ryan Moneño and Stephen Solar Ragasa responded and conducted an inspection.

It was noted upon examination that the avifauna weighted approximately 3kg with a total wingspan of 4.9 feet and body length of 2 feet. No lacerations, wounds and other notable injuries to the bird were observed by the Team.

Having observed that the Brown Booby was in good condition, it was immediately released to lessen the possible effects of stress due to captivity.

Further, CENRO Imperial conducted a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) to the individuals during the turnover and presented to them their Certificates of Wildlife Turn over, Tayo Ang Kalikasan (TAK) t-shirts and tote bags.

The Brown booby is considered as Endangered under DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-09 or the Updated List of Threatened Philippine Fauna and is protected under Republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the "Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.”

The DENR V is continuously appealing to the public to report such incidents and turn over any wildlife to proper authorities for proper handling and release to its natural habitat. (With report from CENRO Mobo)

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Mobo, Masbate headed by CENR Officer Jean V. Imperial joins the Tree Hugging Campaign of the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) on February 14, 2022 at the mangrove area of Tigbao, Aroroy, Masbate.

The pandemic showed us that there are things we have taken for granted like hugs. During stressful times, hugs can make us cope better,” CENRO Imperial said.

As a working mother, all I would wish for at the end of a long day is warm hug from my daughters. It is how I know I am home but the times we live in forced us to do away with hugging. We have to practice social distancing to show that we care. The good news is that hugs are not just for people, it is also for trees,” she added.

Further, CENRO Imperial said that, “there are increasing evidence that hugging trees can benefit our mental health. It is symbolic of reconnecting with nature amid a fast-paced world.”

            DENR advocates that through the Tree Hugging Campaign, the public will be inclined to reconnect with nature to improve one’s eco-wellness, overall wellbeing and take part in the environment’s conservation and protection. (With report from CENRO Mobo)

A Brown booby (Sula leucogaster) was recently turned over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Mobo, Masbate by Mr. Jerry M. Dante, Mr. Francisco S. Amo, IV, and Mr. Cris Regala, fisherfolks of Purok San Francisco, Brgy. Calumpang, Milagros, Masbate. 

Upon investigation, it was found out that the fisherfolks found the large seabird shivering and entangled in a rope on its right foot at the seashore. Accordingly, they reported the incident to CENRO Mobo through the social media platform.

Upon receipt of the report, CENR Officer Jean V. Imperial with Wildlife Enforcement Officer Ryan Moneño and Stephen Solar Ragasa responded and conducted an inspection.

It was noted upon examination that the avifauna weighted approximately 3kg with a total wingspan of 4.9 feet and body length of 2 feet. No lacerations, wounds and other notable injuries to the bird were observed by the Team.

Having observed that the Brown Booby was in good condition, it was immediately released to lessen the possible effects of stress due to captivity.

Further, CENRO Imperial conducted a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) to the individuals during the turnover and presented to them their Certificates of Wildlife Turn over, Tayo Ang Kalikasan (TAK) t-shirts and tote bags.

The Brown booby is considered as Endangered under DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-09 or the Updated List of Threatened Philippine Fauna and is protected under Republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the "Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.”

            The DENR V is continuously appealing to the public to report such incidents and turn over any wildlife to proper authorities for proper handling and release to its natural habitat. (With report from CENRO Mobo)